Cancer Journey

I am thankful for a cancer diagnosis.

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I am thankful for a cancer diagnosis. Good morning! Hope your Thanksgiving was a great time to connect with family and friends and recount why you are thankful. I am thankful that on March 9th, 2010 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma. Does it sound strange that I am so thankful for receiving a stage 4 cancer diagnosis? It may, but it’s true. Right from the beginning God worked in my heart to see cancer as a blessing and not a curse. The months following that diagnosis were filled with fears, anxieties but HOPE always won out. His promised always proved true. Here are some of the biggest lessons I learned. 1. Perspective. With only God’s help I was able to see a cancer diagnosis as a way to grow in my faith, allow God to love on me and choose to not complain or say, “why me?” Instead…

Cancer Journey

Have You Put Your Hope In 2013?

As the ball was just about to drop, I was sitting there reflecting.  I was thinking about how people have been wishing 2012 good-bye because of some disappointments, hard times, tragedies, etc.  I found myself doing the same thing.  Why is it that just because the clock strikes midnight and a new year begins do we all of a sudden have this unbelievable faith and hope that 2013 will bring us something great, different or new?  Then I thought you know what, the changing to a new year has nothing to do with how different my life will be.  Putting my hope in a new year is not where I should be putting my hope.   Lamentations 3:22-23 say The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. So this is telling me that I need to put MY HOPE in the LORD.  Every morning…